HSIE subjects foster attitudes that will empower students to participate as active, informed citizens. At St John’s we provide a culture of learning opportunities for students to “develop as a whole person” based on collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.
All syllabi within the HSIE department allow for a suitable pedagogy that is purposeful, meaningful and relevant. Through a rich, rigorous and inspiring curriculum we can clarify, analyse, acquire and make decisions about values to provide for a deeper understanding of human concerns and the relationships between the environment, our past, our future and ourselves.
We are conscious of the moral and ethical development of students through the development of the gospel values of tolerance, acceptance, equity, personal responsibility and understanding of others. We believe that learning within the HSIE department, through reflection and analysis of the past, leads students to the promotion of Peace and Justice rather than violence, exploitation and greed.
We encourage students to have empathy for others and promote a sense of the sanctity and dignity of the individual. This is achieved through engaging, supportive, stimulating and challenging learning experiences.
The empowerment of students to make choices and judgements about the use of resources and technologies to ensure a sustainable future is achieved through connecting locally, nationally and globally.
Subjects offered in this KLA
Year 7 and 8 (Stage 4)
World History -mandatory
World Geography -mandatory
Year 9 and 10 (Stage 5)
Australian History -mandatory
Australian Geography -mandatory
Preliminary and HSC (Stage 6)
Ancient History Geography
Business Studies History Extension (Year 12 only)
Legal Studies Modern History
Society and Cuture Work Studies